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Thurgood Marshall

This Week in History – First African-American Supreme Court Justice


On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in to the Supreme Court, becoming the first African American justice in U.S. history.  He also led the charge for integration in public schools in Brown v. Board of Education. (Source: Associated Press)

West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney Kelly V. Landers recalls events of significance that occurred this week in history:

On October 2, 1967 Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

On October 3, 1995, O.J. Simpson in the “trial of the century” was found not guilty of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.

Quote:  Those who make you angry control you!

Have a great week!

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